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DNA- news story - man beats Pit Bull

PITCREW RESCUE
March 17th, 2005, 07:56 AM
BY CHRIS THOMAS Special to The Free Press(March 16th, 2005)

SIMCOE A Hamilton man was placed on probation for 12 months yesterday for beating his pit bull after it got into his garbage.

Norfolk Crown attorney John Ayre said Eugene Clouthier, 32, formerly of Kent Street South in Simcoe, became angry Jan. 19 when he discovered the dog rummaging through his kitchen refuse.

He struck the dog several times in the hindquarters and the animal bolted from his apartment, Ayre said in the Ontario Court of Justice in Simcoe.

A short time later, a friend called to inform him of the whereabouts of the dog and Clouthierretrieved it. He then proceeded to punch the dog four times, kicked it in the side, then grabbed it by the fur and threw it.

Upon returning to the apartment, Clouthier struck the dog several times with a pan until the handle broke, Ayre said.

With the dog cowering in a corner, he continued to strike the animal.

The dog suffered severe bruising.

"I don't understand why people beat a child, woman or animal," said Justice Brian Stead, who termed the incident "disgusting."

Clouthier pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge.

As terms of his probation, he was ordered to surrender any animals in his possession to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and was prohibited from owning or caring for any animal.

Clouthier also was ordered to make a $750 donation to the SPCA.
Simcoe Reformer

maddoxies
March 17th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Better yet, leave me alone with him for 5 minutes ;) :evil:

Cinnabear
March 18th, 2005, 12:43 PM
That's disgusting. :mad: Too bad that judge didn't make him attend anger mangement classes.

DICE1996
March 21st, 2005, 07:59 PM
:ca: THERE SHOULD BE STICKTER LAWS AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE. :evil:

MICHEAL BRYANT SHOULD MAKE BY-LAWS THAT MAKE SENSE LIKE PROTECTING ANIMALS

THIS ABUSER WILL GET HIS IN THE FUTURE BECASUE DONT FORGET WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS.